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DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge (“Lewis Carroll”) (1832-1898). Alice’s Adventures Under Ground. Being a Facsimile of the Original Ms. Book Afterwards Developed into “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. London and New York: Macmillan and Co., 1886.

8vo (187 x 127 mm). Half-title, 37 illustrations by Dodgson, 2pp. publisher’s advertisement at end. Original red cloth gilt, edges gilt, black coated endpapers (spine gently skewed, some light soiling to covers, light dampstain to lower cover near heel). Provenance: The Property of Members of the Family of Henry Holiday, Sotheby’s London, July 25-27, 1927, Lot 559; Thomas & Jania Erwin (booklabel); Edith Barbara Tranter (bookplate).

FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY DODGSON on the half-title to Mrs. F. Holiday with “from the author” in his customary purple ink, dated January 1887. Mrs. F. Holiday (neé Virginie Philippon) was married to Francis Augustus Holiday, the brother of Henry Holiday (1839-1927), illustrator of Dodgson’s The Hunting of the Snark. In Dodgson’s Diaries, the author met Mr. and Mrs. Francis Holiday on 2 September 1884 and later stayed with his “new friends” on 9 February 1885. Lovett 178; Williams-Madan-Green-Crutch 194.

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